Fan Guide to Procedures and Protocols for Sunday's Game Against New York Giants

A number of protocols are in place to help fans feel confident, safe and comfortable when coming to Paul Brown Stadium, including enhanced cleaning protocols, mandatory face coverings and assigned pod seating.
A number of protocols are in place to help fans feel confident, safe and comfortable when coming to Paul Brown Stadium, including enhanced cleaning protocols, mandatory face coverings and assigned pod seating.

The Bengals host the New York Giants in Week 12 on Sunday at 1 p.m. Here is everything fans who are attending the game need to know.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Kickoff: 1:02 p.m.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Fifth Third Bank will make gameday a Fifth Third better® with early access at Gate E 30 minutes prior to regular admission when you show your Bengals Debit Card and game ticket.

Weather: Cloudy, temperature in the mid 50s°F, wind from SE at 9 mph.

FAN PROTOCOLS

The State of Ohio has approved a variance that will allow the Bengals to host up to 12,000 spectators, although actual capacity will be less due to social distancing guidelines for the safety of those in attendance.

A number of new protocols are in place to help fans feel confident, safe and comfortable when coming to Paul Brown Stadium, including enhanced cleaning protocols, mandatory face coverings and assigned pod seating. For more information, download the latest version of the Official Bengals App, visit Bengals.com/COVID or call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383.

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Gamedey Program - Game 5 vs. New York Giants

SEATING

The first seven rows of the Field Level are covered with tarps to provide additional distance to on-field personnel. All fans are to enter Paul Brown Stadium through their assigned entry gate which is listed on their mobile ticket.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Fans must stay six-feet socially distanced to other parties, including in the stands, walking the concourse, going to the restroom and concessions.

MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS

Face coverings are mandatory at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.

NO TAILGATING

Tailgating in the parking lots is prohibited.

MOBILE TICKETING

All tickets are mobile to support contactless entry. Fans should download the Official Bengals App to access their tickets.

MOBILE ORDERING AND PAYMENT

Skip the concession line and order your food and drink through the Official Bengals mobile app. Concession stands will be open with heightened protocols. Fans can use Apple Pay, Google Pay or tap to pay options for contactless payments. Cash is still accepted at all locations.

ENHANCED STADIUM CLEANING

All high touch surfaces in the stadium common areas will be cleaned before, during and after each game. Hand sanitizer and sinks will be readily available so fans can keep their hands clean.

FAN HEALTH PROMISE

Fans must not come to the game if, in the last two weeks, they have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

Based on recommended NFL public safety best practices, we strongly encourage fans to not bring any bags. One (per person) of the bags listed below will be permitted inside Paul Brown Stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
  • One-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag
  • Women's clutch purse no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" with one of the clear plastic bags
  • Medical bags for accompanying patron

All items subject to search. All other bags will be denied. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, non-clear cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps, computer bags, camera bags, and any bag larger than the permissible size.

SMOKING POLICY

Paul Brown Stadium is a smoke-free facility. This includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and any devices that emit smoke. Non-smoking areas include all concourses, bathrooms, seating areas, and stairwells.

Fans will be allowed to smoke outside the major exits (gates in A, C, D, E) in a gated area. You will not be exiting the actual stadium so you will not require a ticket, stamp, or pass for re-entry. Please exit the gates into the gated area that states "Smoking Exit."

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Television: The game will air on FOX-TV. In the Bengals' home region, it will be carried by WXIX-TV (Ch. 19) in Cincinnati, WGRT-TV (Ch. 45) in Dayton, WDKY-TV (Ch. 56) in Lexington, and WTTE-TV (Ch. 28) in Columbus.

Radio: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7).

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